The Estate of John Patrick Walter: Deposition of Sheriff James Beicker

Barbara Penezic, Fremont County Crusader Newpaper
2 months agoJanuary 6, 2017
This is horrible and should be brought to the attention of Fremont County residents. I would appreciate any information you could provide. 
bobbipen.barbara@aol.com
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 7, 2017
Oh my God what can I say it is true our prison and jails often neglect the needs of the inmates but this is really horrific my prayers to the family and loved ones
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
How could anyone that is the Sheriff of fremont county not Never know anything that goes on in his jail.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
Im sorry but in my eyes as to what im seeing and listening to by this James Beicker all seems to be lies,im just saying what i hear and am seeing with my own eyes. Very nervous constantly taking drinks of water seems figity to me purely guilty is what im seeing. God help him is all i can honestly say.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
Shame on you Mr. Beicker.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
The Sheriff's Office has a major problem with reports not being read, followed up on and submitted to the DA in a proper time frame. Employees who brought this to Undersheriff were terminated.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
The Sheriff was spoken to by a staff member who was concerned reports were not being read or being followed up on properly. Thank God karma is handing the sheriff what he deserves for not reading and caring about reports and cases.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
At times when the FCSO has found out they were being served they would rush around collecting old statement from jail staff for incidents they were being sued on.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
The undersheriff is suppose to oversee the jail also. Ty Martin needs to be held accountable too. Question Ty Martin. The undersheriff is in the jail daily.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
What an embarrassment. He's checked out after 13 years and doesn't deserve the leadership he has.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
Too many staff member have been working together for too long and they are able to manipulate situations because of it.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
Is worse than just this case e mail me drewnes82@gmail.com
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 8, 2017
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Everyone knows that Ty Martin the undersheriff should be held accountable Dr John Patrick Walter's death along with James Beicker a lot of things happen  in the jail, I   know for a fact they don't give their  medicine.
wendy
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
I was in jail for 70 days, I brought in my prescriptions & was told they would give me the same meds during my incarceration. However, after being booked in & put into population, i was told they do not accept presriptions being brought in. I KITED the nurse , Cathy Maestas, & she told me i could not have my meds, as it was a non- narcotic facility. Mind you, NONE of my meds were classified as narcotics. I began to have withdrawal symptoms, KITED Cathy AGAIN, to no avail, i ended up having a sei zure due toy withdrawals. My fellow inmates apparently panicked, & called the jailers,  no one came, AFTER shift shange a jailer came in, looked at me & nothing was done. The next morning at medline i went & told Cathy that i had had a seizure, & she simply stated that i was fine & they don't treat seizures. I called my husband & told him what had happened, he repeatedly called the jail, spoke with numerous deputies, Sgt. Rankin, even sheriff Beicker, he finally talked to Cathy, & he told her i needed to seek medical attention & be on my meds (also a benzodiazepine). She ignored him, he kept calling & he eventually called a news station, the station went to the jail, & the jail would NOT speak to them. As retaliation, Cathy placed me in "med hold" ie. A holding cell with no running water, they dont allow the toilet to be flushed (dry cell) & a liquid diet the entire time. I hope Shereiff Beicker, Cathy Maestas, Sgt. Rankin & the rest of their colleagues all rot in hell for the abuse they have put the inmates of FCSO through, as well as the blatant MURDER of this poor soul!!.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
Wendy:  Please contact the attorneys for Mr. Walter's estate and provide your telephone number so they can speak with you.  contact@budgeandheipt.com
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
Thats awful treatment...  definitely not treated as a human being ......Acts like this makes so many uncertainties to trust our officers .... I do believe some I hope a still good and will stand up for what is right and make us trust again .......
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
I personally know a woman who was strip searched while a male officer watched.
me
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
He keeps drinking water to wash the bulkshit out of his mouth!
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
It's about time we were  the judge and jury. Shame on them! You not treated  as a human being nor do you have rights. I have personally witnessed not getting your medications in there! The head nurse isn't a doctor and if she was she would know you can't stop any medication cold turkey. This isn't the first time someone has died because she refused their medication prescribed by a doctor. Not all officers are bad but to go as far as not obeying our rights or the law is terrible.  Hope that they go by the law and that they are watched closely. Punished as any one else would be!
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
There are inmate witnesses that have commented on this after I posted. You can get ahold of me if you'd like.. 719-221-4890
Gordon Hill ,
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
Karma is gonna catch up to you, justice is gonna come calling
Gordon Hill
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
Another fun fact,, I was a trustee when an this happened, I was doing trays at the time when he was being held up front, I knew John and remember this cause they locked us in the hall and we wernt allowed up front or anything like that, but I do remember john asking for his meds a few times , he even said thru the doors"these guys won't give me my meds" .. but wow how could you not look more into to all that stuff? How could something like that NOT be priority ?? But I can even witness and know firsthand how neglectful and poor the medical is in that jail
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
Who are you posting your number and the person posting the email address? How do we know we can trust you?
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
My number is for the lawyers or ppl investigating the fcso.. trust me? Cause these cops want me gone want me silenced. Hate me, cause I know to much..
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
These cops have harassed me for years and continue their B's.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
Harassed give been saying that for years. They went as far as having my doctor ask for urine test and came in with a Styrofoam coffee cup with a black Sharpie with my last name written on it! They follow me every where I go and even walking my dog. It's frightning and wrong. I even went and ask if I was a suspect for anything both sherries and city said no. I was still being followed and harassed. I was so scared I had to call the suicide hot line.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
When I was in jail I was refused my prescribed my medication until I had to purchase it through the jail, and then it wasn't the same medication I was prescribed and wrong dosage. I saw people that were near the point of dying before anything was done.
John waldron
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
Always always doing dirty shit to ppl they do the same shit to a cat I know named Jesse it's pathetic .  They want all those fancy SUVs and let inmates suffer and don't care if they live or die beicker showed that with. His rotten smugness
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 9, 2017
Corruption much? Outside agencies need to do a thorough investigation of Canon City's govt. Agencies. Too much is kept hidden due to the geographic isolation.
John Waldron
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
I remember being in a cell had my wife call cause I was denied toilet paper for a day and a officer said I can put you in a pod and have you silenced. Another occasion my drum burst and was 2 days before I received medication, again these cops do foul stuff, and I hope beicker and his display of who cares costs him not only a law suit but criminal charges.
Erin Hughes
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
For far too long this type of "treatment"  has been going on!  Not only do i know first hand what types of abuse and neglect are taking place, i too endured to a certain extent.  
     I experienced a scarily close stay at the Fremont County Sherriffs department.  I was incarcerated for close to 7 months ( mind you i  owe my life to Judge Thorson and this experience, NOT FCSO) I could have never made it out.  I "kited" to a point of being threatened of being written up.  I came off of suboxone, klodopin, wellbeutrin, and a couple other mood stabilizers. NONE of which you're meant to quit cold turkey!  I come from a good background, dont hurt people nor feel like an everyday criminal.  I had a drug problem and im alive because of this experience, but i easily could not be!!!!  i was also kept in the cell where this poor man died on " suicide " watch, for 11 days ( by law not supposed to exceed longer than 3-5 business days) its been a couple years so i dont remember the exact dates and names.  During which time (in booking)i was allowed to brush my teeth 3 times and allowed to shower once.  During which time i also saw first hand, continued abuse to an elderly woman with dementia, I had previously written DHS addressing my concern for her well being.
   I'm more than happy to help in any way possible!!!  I have so much more I could add to this!  Cathy Maestes I would bet the farm is if not more guilty just as guilty as sheriff Beiker!!!
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
Erin: Please contact the attorneys for Mr. Walter's estate at 206-624-3060
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
How will they go to protect one another? Don't any of them have a conscious?  Plus they will judge us and yet their not perfect nor is their family. So when their arresting people they had best be arresting anyone they know! Just because they are a person of trust should be exactly that! Someone we trust and know they go by that oath they took.  They should be charged and for this guy murder and if they don't arrest a family member they should get charge and fired.  Our tax payers money is at state. Its there to pay who deserves it and takes that oath seriously. This sherrif and the nurse should pay back the funds for working and stealing tax payers money. He knows! Honestly they all know. I don't think its fair for the sherrif to let sargent Miller take all the fault. He is his boss. Karma see when you don't do what's right, lies and snakes get bit sometime or another.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
This is very disturbing. Sheriff Beicker did not read the death investigation report of an inmate that died while in his jails custody and that was prepared by one of his officers? Beicker did not read the death investigation report before being disposed? John Patrick Walter had internal bleeding and broken ribs and the Fremont County Sheriffs Department did not investigate how Mr. Walters received these injuries while being incarcerated in their custody? Sheriff Beicker does not seem to care what happened to Mr. Walter. Sheriff Beicker obviously does not have control over his jail and staff or know what is going on because he doesn't care to know. Sheriff Beicker seems very unprofessional. CBI should have conducted the death investigation into Mr. Walter. It was clearly and obviously a conflict of interest for anyone that is employed with the Fremont County Sheriffs Department to conduct Mr. Walters death investigation. I hope Mr.Walters Estate wins this law suit and that Fremont County Sheriffs Department, Sheriff Beicker and any and all staff that had knowledge of Mr. Walter's lack of proper care and treatment are terminated and held accountable. I hope that this doesn't just stop with the law suit, I believe they should be charged with Mr. Walter's death! I have personally contacted Sheriff Beicker about one of his officers and reported what the officer was doing and I can tell you that Beicker did not care. Beicker did not even attempt to investigate my grievance. I did everything in power to handle it through the correct chain of command and when absolutely nothing was done I decided that the next time that officer did that to me it would be well documented and I would file a law suit. I attempted to handle it through the proper channels but Beicker didn't care so I figure I will sue them and show the tax paying citizens how Beicker handles the Sheriffs Department, his staff and grievances if that's what it takes to get results and to prove that he has officers that are clearly breaking rules, being dishonest and using their positions in authority to harass citizens. Beicker is an embarrassment to Fremont County and should be removed from his position. Look at how the Sheriff himself acts and behaves, do we expect different from his staff when he himself the leader behaves in such a manner? CBI needs to thoroughly investigate Sheriff Beicker and all FCSO employees that had any knowledge of the care and treatment of Mr. Walter's.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
Wow. Could Sheriff Beicker be any more fidgety? Nervous? I would say yes he was because he got called out and there is no good explanation for Beicker and his staff at the Fremont County Sheriffs Office in Canon City CO not doing their jobs, not doing what they took a sworn oath to do. This video needs to go viral!! Beicker has no answers, he has no answers because he did not do his job. Beicker is the Sheriff it's his fault if his Miller did not do a thorough job investigating John Walter's death. Beicker is his boss and is supposed to make dang sure that Miller did his job thoroughly and correctly and if he did not than Beicker should of done something about it. Beicker is the boss and in inevitability to blame if things at that Sheriffs Department and jail were not done correctly. Fremont County Sheriffs Department deserves to be sued. They should be charged for this mans death.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
I would like to know how the citizens that pay taxes to pay for the running of the FCSO and its employees wages feel after seeing this video? Do you trust James Beicker and feel confident that he is running the Sheriffs Office to the best extent possible? I don't! After hearing it straight out of the Sheriffs mouth that he failed to do his job and that he doesn't know what is going on I have no trust or faith in him or his Department.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
Now after these posting they will know who I am. And they have my phone or IP address and well if something happens that's why! Its the truth!
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
Beicker is a bamboon and this video shows it. Step down and stop embarrassing your entire community.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
Why does this Sheriff have his badge and job? Why is this Sheriffs Department not under investigation? Internal Affairs should be all over this!! Corrupt!!
victor freeman
2 months agoJanuary 10, 2017
The Fremont count jail is Italian mafia top to bottom run 
just like Colorado ,crooked from day one ,and i got lots of good stuff on them all 
Time to put all them in prison ,going to info wars on this one and more .testimony victor freeman ,
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
Beicker comes across to me as cocky, arrogant and like he does not care what he or his Department did wrong and failed to do. That's not the Sheriff I would want in charge!! Beicker seems to have an attitude like he is untouchable. Someone higher up needs to being doing something about this right away, someone needs to clean house at that Sheriffs Department. I thought law enforcement were supposed to be the ones that were unbiased, trustworthy, that were there to serve and protect and after watching this that is obviously not happening in Fremont County CO! This Sheriff doesn't seem to care at all that this man died in his custody and that the man had injuries all over his body. My God what is wrong with him? Why isn't the State Of Colorado doing something about this? Why is this only coming to light b cause the mans family is suing? What are our elected officials doing? This is truly a crime and an injustice.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
How does this James Beicker aka Fremont County Sheriff admit that as a sworn law enforcement officer you should conduct a thorough and complete investigation into a death and admit to all of the questions he was asked that yes everyone should be interviewed and that all evidence and information should be gathered and documented and then sit there in good faith and say that what Detective Miller did was okay and that he's not investigating this or looking into it??? They will hands down win this law suit. James Beicker has no place being the Sheriff.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
If the Sheriffs Department in Canon City CO does this poorly of a job with regards to an incarcerated person in their jail and they conduct this lousy of a job investigating the mans death what more are they failing to do? What other investigations have they conducted this poorly? Truly scary. What other rules and law are they not following and breaking? What other things are they covering up or failing to really investigate because they would have to admit that they are at fault? This is terrible, really really terrible. That man lost all that weight in that short of a time, that man had bruises. How could they not have known something was drastically wrong and that he needed proper medical attention and care? The head nurse is having a relationship with that Sheriffs Offices Commander Rankin? And the Sheriff had a contract with this type of medical care provider and he doesn't even know where they are based out of or what all of their policies are? Again I say truly scary.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
I like many other people believe that FCSO and any and all that were responsible for John Walters care should be held liable for his death. They should all be charged with criminal charges. Why has two & a half years passed and this is just now getting out?
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
This man Beickers interview made me sick. He doesn't care anything at all about this man
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
Does Beicker think he is above the law and untouchable or what. He sure acts like he does in this video. Wish someone would post it on uTube so more people can see it.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
I don't like Sheriff James Beicker. I unfortunately had to deal with him and was completely unimpressed. He was very uncaring and quite frankly rude. He doesn't not care about the people in our county and he doesn't care if his officers are doing things wrong. I don't xpected better but was quickly disapppointed. Sheriff James Beicker is not an approachable man that is fair. Sheriff Beicker will not hold his officers to high standards or hold them accountable when they are doing wrong. He will only cover up the wrongdoings so he can stay in his position. Sheriff Beicker is not an ethical person.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
There should of been clear cut rules and policies in place at that jail
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
Omg that guy is an idiot. How can he sit there and say that Detective Miller could of done a better job investigating John Patrick Walters death and say he's not going to look into it or investigate anything when he admits that clearly Miller did not do a good job. If Detective Miller did a bad job it then falls upon the Sheriff which is Beicker to deal with Miller and
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
Incompetent is all I see. An incompetent jail, incompetent jail staff, incompetent medical staff, incompetent Detective, incompetent investigation and a incompetent boss-Mr. J. Beicker.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
How in the world could the FCSO do an unbiased fair investigation on a death that happened in their own jail facility. Not possible to be unbiased. There should be an outside agency that investigates deaths, reports of abuse or misconduct. Why isn't someone doing something about this.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 11, 2017
This is really sad.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 12, 2017
This Sheriff seems like he doesn't give a crap. Messed up.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 14, 2017
Sickening! Sad to know this man is a sherriff. I have had a fmaily member in fremont county jail go through the same thing with medications! Without the meds she was prone to stroke and other problems and they refused it even though it was essential to her health and wellness!
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 14, 2017
*Family* sorry my emotions got the best of me watching this and knowing that he was someones fsmily member and is no longer alive due to negligence
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 14, 2017
No one made any effort to investigate?! What a liar!
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 14, 2017
He doesnt even know who his medical is?! Good lord!
Fremont county survivor
2 months agoJanuary 14, 2017
http://www.chieftain.com/mobile/msearch/5537906-123/ratzlaff-unit-storage-beicker
This is the most corrupt county I have EVER seen.  I lived there for 30 years and could tell you sooo many things that would shock you.  Just be careful. People have a strange way of being picked up on charges for things they never even did, and then beat in jail, no visitors allowed because of a "mental health" issue and then threatened not to talk.
anonymoous
2 months agoJanuary 14, 2017
that is the link for today's scandal. correct? the one where the sheriff's office had a detective rent a storage locker to store murder evidence in a case that never went to trial, they they stopped paying on it and it was auctioned off? I believe it was stated that the citizen who bought the unit was THREATENED by Beicker to keep quiet, then the evidence "disappeared"
someone needs to do an investigation on that county. THE whole county from the courts and their corrupt judges, to the county attorney (Meconi) and DHS, CCPD, FCSO  something needs to change.  It is a dangerous environment to live in and very hard to get out of there.  They really don't like people to be able to speak out.  
It is horrible there.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 15, 2017
Wow
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 15, 2017
this is insane! now its a storage unit that had evidence!
Ill tell you my story. I have no record, am a home owner and had the sheriffs show up over loud music. They wanted to search my home for no reason! I got mad because I did nothing wrong and am in my own home minding my own business and they come disturb me. I said NO HELL NO **** OFF and their sgt ripped me out my front door and slammed me on my porch. ( ALL ON CAMERA 480p SECURITY CAMS ) 4 or 5 of the officers smashed me into the wood bruising my ribs and cutting my face. After all that they claimed I tried to headbutt their sgt. I was placed in the car for 30 mins or so and they SEARCHED MY WHOLE HOME without a warrant! After awhile past.. they must have saw my cameras, because they changed their attitude and gave me a disorderly conduct ticket and let me go. I didn't say a word but thank you, thank you because they scared the shit out of me!!! The disorderly was dropped due to no report, missed 2 days of work during that month for the DA to search for a repot, which there was NONE so it was dropped. I hate this office!!!!
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 17, 2017
We need a new sheriff, this guy just don't care about our town!! I am in such disguste over this towns sheriff office. Really thinking it might be time to move out of this county when u can't trust the law enforcement it's time to leave.
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 18, 2017

Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 20, 2017
I would be embarassed to work for fcso
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 20, 2017
How can anyone work for a person like this?
Anonymous
2 months agoJanuary 20, 2017
He's lazy!!! Reading reports is his job and we
Anonymous
about 1 month agoFebruary 9, 2017
What a piece of shit !!!!Fremont County has always been known as Free-NOT county.... If I was Biecker I would resign IMMEDIATELY and move far far away from Cañon City.... his family should be so ASHAMED, DISGUSTED, &  step down from their high horse.... BIECKER IS A HUMILIATION TO CAÑON CITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AS A WHOLE.
Anonymous
about 1 month agoFebruary 9, 2017
The car there is not hardly any real crimes being committed in (Fremont County)
Anonymous
about 1 month agoFebruary 9, 2017
That was supposed to say thank God there is not much crime being committed in canon city
Anonymous
about 1 month agoFebruary 9, 2017
Most of the law enforcement in Fremont County honestly meet the cliché... 99.9% of the officers were nothing but scum and nerds that could not get laid that are now are on a power trip and attempting to be cool, therefore become a sheriffs officer here.
Anonymous
about 1 month agoFebruary 9, 2017
Biecker actually looks  Way hotter in this video then his previous Porky the pig meets Johnny clean-cut look
Anonymous
about 1 month agoFebruary 9, 2017
And these are the assholes who think that they are better than others and believe they are gifted to condemn and judge others. Bullshit.
Anonymous
24 days agoFebruary 26, 2017
Shame shame shame on you James. From Joy
Anonymous
24 days agoFebruary 26, 2017
If anyone knows of a class action lawsuit happening against ALL OF INJUSTICES of the BEIKER administration PLEASE LET ME KNOW
Anonymous
24 days agoFebruary 26, 2017
If anyone knows of a class action lawsuit happening against ALL OF INJUSTICES of the BEIKER administration PLEASE LET ME KNOW
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